Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Other House Race

Both parties want to wield the pen when states draw new districts in 2021.

The Other House Race
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There are two battles under way for control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The first and better known is over which party will have the majority when the 116th Congress meets in January. This will be determined by the roughly 60 competitive districts at play in the 435 elections for the House this November. Democrats now enjoy the upper hand.

The second fight—also crucial but less discussed—is over which party has the better chance of holding the House for the decade after states redraw congressional-district lines in 2021. This fight involves 6,066 contests for state legislative seats this fall and another 6,318 races next year and in 2020. Because most state senators serve four-year terms, many of those elected this November will cast votes on redistricting plans after the next census. Both parties want to hold the pen when the time comes to draw new congressional district lines.

Republicans held that power in many states in 2011, having picked up 721 state legislative seats and 23 chambers in the two years following President Obama’s 2008 victory. They were rewarded handsomely for it in the subsequent redistricting.

Today Republicans hold 67 of 99 chambers (Nebraska has a unicameral legislature) and hold unified legislative control in 32 states. In four states—Alaska, Colorado, Maine and New York—control is split, with each party holding one chamber. Democrats have legislative majorities in both houses in only 14 states.

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“Are You Influential?”

How successful are you in influencing others? What actions do you take to make a lasting impression? Does it have an impact? Do you have lasting influence?

Bradley Beck will have a conversation on influence from impressions to impact and how to use subtle persuasion to change hearts and minds.

Bradley will take us on a journey from his personal, political, and public policy experiences. Attend a different kind of presentation this new year and make a promise to yourself to take action!

 

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” ~ Napoleon Hill

Bradley is an excellent influential speaker who is engaging, entertaining, and informative. If you attend, you’ll learn a proven structure for influential public speaking and public policy advocacy.

The meeting will be held at Amazing Grace Church at 541 E 99th Pl. Thornton, CO. Doors open at 6:00PM with meetings usually end at 8:30PM.

Member tickets are $20, non-member $25. You can still get early bird tickets for members at $15 before Tuesday, September 4th. Early registration is encouraged, as it helps us to define our member count for the catering service!

Make your reservation via the Reagan Club of Colorado website at: http://www.reaganclubco.com/meeting-tickets

 

Leadership Program of the Rockies | November 27, 2017 | Alumni Spotlight

Our December 2017 Alumni Spotlight is Brad Beck, an individual who truly understands what it

means to empower individuals to advance freedom.

 

Brad is a graduate of the LPR class of 2009 and was a Defenders of Capitalism™ competition

finalist. Upon finishing LPR, he set out to achieve a bold ambition—start a Toastmasters

International chapter that would focus on developing the skills needed to articulate the principles of freedom. Brad recruited twenty-one LPR classmates and alumni, and together they chartered the first chapter of Liberty Toastmasters in the summer of 2009.

Not content to stop with one club, Brad has gone on to charter three more Liberty Toastmasters clubs around the state. Thanks to Brad’s efforts there are now clubs in Denver, Longmont, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction. Countless LPR graduates and community members passionate about freedom have benefited from the public speaking and leadership skills provided by Liberty Toastmasters.

For all of his efforts and success, Brad received the prestigious 2015 Leader in Action Award at the LPR Retreat.  Outside of Liberty Toastmasters, Brad is the National Sales Manager at Design Master Color Tool, Inc. He is also a lifetime member of the Optimist Club of Erie, and serves on the LPR Advisory Council.

Brad Beck

bradleycraigbeck@gmail.com

303-775-7473

 

July 29, 2018

The 10 Most Destructive Americans of My 8 Decades

By Frank Hawkins

America has undergone enormous change during the nearly eight decades of my life. Today, America is a bitterly divided, poorly educated and morally fragile society with so-called mainstream politicians pushing cynical identity politics, socialism and open borders. The president of the United States is threatened with impeachment because the other side doesn’t like him. The once reasonably unbiased American media has evolved into a hysterical left wing mob. How could the stable and reasonably cohesive America of the 1950s have reached this point in just one lifetime? Who are the main culprits? Here’s my list of the 10 most destructive Americans of the last 80 years.

10) Mark Felt – Deputy director of the FBI, aka “Deep Throat” during the Watergate scandal. This was the first public instance of a senior FBI officially directly interfering in America’s political affairs. Forerunner of James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe.

9) Bill Ayers– Represents the deep and ongoing leftist ideological damage to our education system. An unrepentant American terrorist who evaded punishment, he devoted his career to radicalizing American education and pushing leftist causes. Ghost wrote Obama’s book, “Dreams of My Father.”

8) Teddy Kennedy – Most folks remember Teddy as the guy who left Mary Joe Kopechne to die in his car at Chappaquiddick. The real damage came after he avoided punishment for her death and became a major Democrat force in the US Senate, pushing through transformative liberal policies in health care and education.  The real damage was the 1965 Hart-Cellar immigration bill he pushed hard for that changed the quota system to increase the flow of third world people without skills into the US and essentially ended large-scale immigration from Europe. Continue reading

The Reagan Club meets on the first Thursday of every month at The Amazing Grace Community Church ( 541 E 99th Pl, Thornton, CO, 80229) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. with doors open at 6:00 p.m.. We feature different programs and speakers as we honor the 40th President. The Reagan Club of Colorado seeks to promote the Constitution, smaller government, lower taxes, personal freedom, helping candidates, and educating the public about one of our greatest presidents, Ronald Wilson Reagan.

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